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Update: Full Containment Anticipated Saturday On Electra Fire

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Update at 11:15am: With triple-digit temperatures anticipated over the coming days, CAL Fire reports that the likelihood is high that there will be new flames and smoke originating from the Electra Fire. CAL Fire stresses that the areas still burning hot are well within the footprint of the containment lines. Officials will be on scene monitoring for any new fire activity.

Original story posted at 9:20am: Jackson, CA — Crews have been mopping up the Electra Fire over the past few days and extinguishing hot spots.

The 4,478-acre blaze ignited on July 4 on Electra Road near the border of Amador and Calaveras counties. As of this morning, it is 99 percent contained, according to incident command. Full containment is anticipated by Saturday.

The CAL Fire Amador-El Dorado Unit reports, “Firefighters continue patrolling and mopping up hot spots and smoldering stump holes within the perimeter of the fire. Isolated islands of brush deep within the fire canyon continue to smolder, keeping firefighters busy in the steep, rugged terrain. Fire suppression repair is ongoing.

No structures were damaged by the fire. The cause of the incident is still under investigation. It ignited in an area where many were recreating during the Independence Day holiday.

For day one details about the Electra Fire go here, day two is here and day three is here. Containment was almost reached on July 16 as reported here.

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